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NSW 2015 Election standing parties

Given I have to vote in the NSW election this weekend, I thought I'd sit down and figure out who everyone is. I hope this might help some other people too, feel free to share.

Definitions used below include:
"Liberal" means left-wing, supporting social equality and egalitarianism.
"Conservative" means right-wing, supporting social hierarchy and opposing radical social changes. The Liberal Party is conservative.
(Yes, the left-right spectrum doesn't cover every possibility.)
A "single issue party" is a party formed around one issue, or a collection of closely related issues. Their policies on broader matters are often unclear.

Legislative Council List
Details below.
Group A:No Land Tax Campaign
Group B:Outdoor Recreation Party
Group C:Animal Justice Party
Group D:former Palmer United Party
Group E:Coalition
Group F:Australian Motorist Party
Group G:Building Australia Party
Group H:Strata Party
Group I:No Parking Meters Party
Group J:
Group K:Labor Party
Group L:Voluntary Euthanasia Party
Group M:Future Party
Group N:Shooters and Fishers Party
Group O:Socialist Alliance
Group P:IndePendents
Group Q:Christian Democratic Party
Group R:Fishing Party
Group S:Greens
Group T:Democrats
Group U:Independents for Reconcile Australia
Group V:The Country Party
Group W:
Group X:Australian Cyclists Party


Animal Justice Party
AJP
Group C
Single issue animal rights party. Other policies unclear.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Australian Cyclists Party
ACP
Group X
Single-issue cyclists activist party. Other policy platforms emphasise individual freedoms, and diversity.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Australian Motorist Party
AMP
Group F
Single-issue motorists activist party. Other policies unclear.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Building Australia Party
BAP
Group G
Single issue building industry advocacy.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Christian Democratic Party
CDP
Group Q
Fred Nile's very conservative "Christian" group.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Coalition
LIB & NAT
Group E
Centre conservative alliance. Current state and federal government.

Coalition Wikipedia entry
Liberals Wikipedia entry
Nationals Wikipedia entry
Liberals Official webpage
Nationals Official webpage



Group V (The Country Party)
Group V
Conservative rural advocacy party.

Official webpage



Democrats
DEM
Group T
Centre left party. Formerly strong in the senate.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Fishing Party
Group R
Single issue recreational fishers advocacy. Reportedly environmentalist.

Wikipedia entry



Group M (Future Party)
Group M
Futurist party. Advocating sweeping liberal reforms.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Greens
GRN
Group S
Environmentalist, liberal party.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Group P (IndePendents)
Group P
A collection of independents with a variety of policies.

Official webpage



Group U (Independents for Reconcile Australia)
Group U

Official handout



Labor Party
LAB
Group K
Centre liberal party. Current state and federal opposition.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



No Land Tax Campaign
NLT
Group A
Single issue anti-land tax party. Other policies unclear.

Wikipedia entry



No Parking Meters Party
NPM
Group I
Single issue anti-minor tax party. Some registration problems.

Wikipedia entry



Outdoor Recreation Party
ORP
Group B
Conservative party particularly focused on unrestricted 4WD access to national parks. Also known as "Stop the Greens."

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Group D (former Palmer United Party)
Group D
Conservative centre group. Precise policies unclear. Group here is headed by a former Palmer United senator, but is not currently associated.



Shooters and Fishers Party
SFP
Group N
Conservative party particularly focused on gun-rights and global-warming scepticism.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Group H (Strata Party)
Group H
Single issue tenants & landlords party.

Official webpage



Voluntary Euthanasia Party
VEP
Group L
Single issue party advocating the right of euthanasia.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Socialist Alliance
SAL
Group O
Very liberal party advocating socialism.

Wikipedia entry
Official webpage



Ungrouped Candidates:

PJ Collins - http://www.artsparty.org

Stuart Baanstra - in 2011, exposed himself as a Nudist Party candidate.

Ramsay Nuthall - http://passionatelymoderate.com.au/about-ramsay-nuthall

Jane Ward - looks like http://www.southsydneyherald.com.au/jane-ward-independent-candidate-for-sydney/

Anthony Craig - https://twitter.com/justicehealth Former DLP candidate.

Gordon Crisp - an article here http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/2889811/poll-dance-crisp-seeks-an-upper-house-seat/

Sal Scevola - https://twitter.com/salscevola

Alain Brix-Nielsen - http://www.brix-nielsen.com/

David Ash - https://twitter.com/davidash18

David Chen - seems to be www.kmt-sydney.org.au/

Geoff Cox - https://www.facebook.com/electgeoffcox



Much thanks to trish1975, Wikipedia, and the A.E.C.